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Letter: Where the Blame Belongs

To the Editor:

This is in response to Jack Gamble’s letter, which criticized those who celebrated the announced closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant (“Count Me Out of the Party,” Sept. 2).

Does Fukushima ring any bells? How about Chernobyl or Three Mile Island? How about the tons of toxic waste we are all stuck with for what essentially amounts to forever? Sorry you’ve lost your job, but it’s not the fault of Nina Swaim or anyone else who was gladdened by Vermont Yankee’s announced closing. It’s the fault of a failed idea. Nuclear power has never been safe and never will be. The world is moving toward safe, clean, sustainable energy, and nukes are not part of that equation. Good luck to you in your job hunt. I don’t have a job either, but I am going to the party.

Brian Cain



Letter: Count Me Out of the Party

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

To the Editor: About 600 people will lose their jobs, and Nina Swaim is throwing a party (“Vermont Nuke Plant to Close,” Aug. 28). Swaim was quoted as saying, “I just think we all should party for a while” to describe the closing of Vermont Yankee that she helped bring about. She’s just another example of the shameless anti-nuclear activists …

Vermont Yankee: Opponents Cheer, Supporters Lament

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

When Sharon resident Nina Swaim heard the news Tuesday morning, she was so excited that she screamed. Her partner called her at work to tell her Louisana-based Entergy Corp. announced that the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station — the state’s lone reactor — would cease operation the end of next year . Swaim has been advocating closing the region’s nuclear …